Jamie's Italian, Manchester

4.0
360 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
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  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Cosy
Set in the heart of the city, Jamie's Italian restaurant in Manchester occupies a magnificent grade II listed building dubbed the 'King of King Street'. With room for up to 240 people on the ground floor and mezzanine of this old bank, many of the original features and fittings have been kept, making it the perfect spot for a really unique dining experience. It's worth a visit just to see the huge windows and stately pillars – and, of course, for our delicious food!

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Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meal was very good. Staff very friendly too. I would definitely recommend it.

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Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was missing love, had to send back our burgers twice and they still didn’t get it right. Mostly empty but glasses left on tables. Expensive for high street dining, especially at this service level.

We enjoyed coming here before but it seems to have gone down hill in the last year or so

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Nice food, small portions, nice loos, nice staff, overall ok but have a bit more on the plates.

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was nice, the resurant was loud but that was probably because it was New Year’s Eve. I didn’t really like the seating arrangement upstairs it felt as if it could do with rearranging and spacing out a bit more. However everything else was very good, would of preferred more of a variety of cocktails though.

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JT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic new years eve dinner and great venue. Wonderful staff.

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LF
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We had a very long wait considering there was only 6 of us eating. The set menu for Nye was ok and good value. The wait time was a bit off putting. Would go again though on a normal night.

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RR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Our party of 4 arrived at 8:20 for the 8:30 reservation. I had been here for a previous New Year's & it was very good.
We ordered drinks from the bar, but before we had received them, we were taken upstairs to our table. Never got the drinks & then sat for over 40 minutes with absolutely nothing to drink on New Year's Eve, not even water. We had asked 2 waiters for something to drink, before being served the Prosecco., at 9:30 more than I hour after sitting down at our table.
Along with the Prosecco came the news that the kitchen had run out of the Polenta chips.
At 10:15 when the food arrived, it was awful. My son-in-law's Risotto was very crunchy. (as was the next table's risotto crunchy, people were complaining out loud ).
The other 3 of us were served cold steak that had been severely over-salted, to the point where I couldn't eat more than 3 bites.
To quote my guest, ''The chips shouldn't be better than the steak'', and the chips weren't hand cut, but were frozen.
In terms of service I was fortunate enough to be seated next to a radiator with a large cover, so I could clear the table of plates, glasses, bottles etc.
Some of us sat for 1 hour without being asked if we would like another drink. I went down to the bar, ordered them myself & brought them up.
I was embarrassed as not only did my daughter, son-in-law & a friend travel from London to Manchester for the celebration, but my son-in-law is a chef in an upscale restaurant in London, who was patient with the service, but the food was ever so disappointing.
We were also celebrating my son-in-law's birthday.
I won' t go into detail about the middle of the night stomach cramps & visits to the loo we all had.
Definitely the worst New Year's Eve experience in my 65 years.
Prof. Rosemary Randell

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l
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chirstmas eve dinner with friends - fabulous - great service and amazing food. Beautiful setting.

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Manchester
7 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Changed meal from 6 to 4. No one knew. Got put in a side room. Don’t feel like part of it at all. No atmosphere. Hardly any service to mention. She did her job and that was it. No reason to go back in a hurry.

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AA
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were fantastic - well worth a visit (will be going back) plus the venue is superb

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SC
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Went on Saturday night and was left waiting for 45mins
Was not happy at all
So we had to leave and was very disappointed as we had made these plans early in the week.
Will not be returning as staff attitude was awful also

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London
9 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a lovely lunch and drinks at Jamie’s Manchester. Food was very fresh and delicately prepared. Service was great too. Best restrooms ever!

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MR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very pleasant evening was had by all - lovely food washed down by a very nice bottle of red or two !

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GW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was just excellent- no faults at all. We were given a private room as there were 9 of us and we got the kids food free!!!

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FF
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After a bit of a wait, I asked if this the normal speed of service, then everything just got better & better! Joseph, our waiter had overheard, and switched it up to make our night really special. The food was gorgeous, as was the wine, I couldn’t find anything to criticise at all. Needless to say, we’ll be going again.

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London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Service poor. Had to wait ages for waiter to take order and then deliver courses. Food beautiful though .

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CB
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Having eaten here several times before and really enjoyed the experience this visit was very disappointing. Previously the staff have been very friendly and knowledgable but we found the waitress to have little time for us and was ungrateful for the tip which was probably more than the service deserved. Additionally my wife is gluten intolerant and the menu used to be very good with lots of choice but on this visit it appears that the menu has changed and options were limited.

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Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect from start to finish

As it was my birthday we was gifted a special desert

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Value for money, excellent and very friendly table service with seemingly plenty of knowledge of the dishes. Great value especially when you consider the location it is set in and good value house wines. There were five of us in the group - only one was slightly disappointed with the portion size.

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Although very busy on a Saturday ar 5pm, our pre booked table was ready within 15mins and the staff were brilliant and food excellent

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We booked this for our anniversary and was not disappointed.The service was brilliant and they presented our desserts on a wooden board with chocolate hearts and candles.It was a very special touch. Will be going back soon.

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SZ
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2015
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

We chose Jamie's on Valentine's day as it appeared not to offer a set menu, we were not told on booking that it would be, and checking the website a week before also mentioned nothing. We were disappointed to then be handed a set menu on arrival which was disappointing as it gave a distinct lack of choice.
On arrival we were also sat in a booth in the bar area, which had no valentines/romantic feel due to customers coming in and out using the bar and large tables which seat 6 people took away from what should have been a romantic cosy setting. This is despite booking before Christmas.
Overall the service was good but the food (being a set menu) had a mass produced and reheated feel.
This visit was disappointing as we have been to Jamie's previously and this is a big contrast in what I know restaurant can offer.

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E
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate here on Valentine's night and there was a great atmosphere in the restaurant and our server was fantastic. She was on the ball with food and drink and made us feel very special. Which made a great night even better.
Would really recommend eating here and the olives are a must.

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London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and good service

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V
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2015
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food amazing had three courses; calves liver and king scallop stand out.
Platter of desserts looked delicious but we were too full. Had sour cherry and almond tart and pavlova - gorgeous.
Service was very good, asked to be moved and done no problem.
Main issue for me was the seating. Crammed in and if you sit on the outside your being knocked whenever someone comes by. It's annoying. Asked to be moved because given a table ( had before) right at the end upstairs with constant people traffic and a draft. Moved to slightly better one but next to service area so still lots of traffic.
I know you need the covers but take a little hit provide us more space between tables please especially for those on the outside!

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2015
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

The food and service were of a high standard. The ambience loses points because of the constant background noise created by the piped music echoing around the building, a beautiful Victorian bank used imaginatively as a restaurant. Overall a bit expensive for lunch at £16 per head, with no drinks or coffee,for a main and shared olives. However, as a special treat we enjoyed it. We were just glad to return to the street to give our ears a rest!

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Jamie's with work friends for a retirement celebration. The food and service were excellent. Great atmosphere!!!! The staff could not do enough for us!!! I would recommend it to anybody!

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

good service, we did not wait a long time for the food, the food was great, and affordable. Only the bear was a bit thin - didnt taste as much... but the brownie with vanilla ice cream. Damn it was delicious!!

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked for 6pm but arrived early at 5pm, it was quiet at that time so we were seated quickly..
Meal was lovely and we went for starters and cocktails too which we wouldn't normally.
Staff were attentive and friendly, the food excellet and we left to the theatre wondering when we will next return!
Oh, and we were very impressed by the building, I won't give anything away but worth a visit!!

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Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The private room was so fun we were going to see Peter Kay Phoenix nights and were able to watch clips via our phone through system in room .food soon delicious and lovely waitress... Will recommend and go back again . Beautiful building too .

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G
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were looking for somewhere to eat before going to the Manchester arena, my nephew highly recommended Jamies Italian so he booked us a table. We were met by very pleasant staff both at the reception and at the bar, we were shown to our table which was up stairs so we had a good view of the whole restaurant (very impressive). The service by the waiter was very good and his knowledge of the menu was excellent, being able to answer our questions very well, when the food arrived it was very well presented and cooked to perfection (I had turkey milanese and the girlfriend had the seafood linguine) .
We would highly recommend going to this restaurant, the value for money was vey good.

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L
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is really nicely and unusually decorated which makes it great for a group booking. Our waitress was very nice and most importantly the food was gorgeous and reasonably priced.

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C
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2015
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Disappointed with the food I had the special chicken tagliatelle but the sauce was watery and had very little taste had to keep putting on salt and pepper eventually asked for some Parmesan which did make it taste a little better. I have been to this restaurant before and had a lovely meal very tasty but unfortunately not this time.

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2015
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Had a table booked for 8.45. By 9.45 still waiting for the table nobody communicating to let us know what was going on. We then got seated and kept having to call waitress over to take our order(around 15mins). Did this on two occasions. Food was fantastic so worth the wait but the service was awfull. Would reccomend just for the food.

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely setting, fast, attentive service. Staff knowledgeable of menu. Only negative is that the tables are very close together, you could not have a private conversation here.

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went 5pm with my mother for pre theatre dinner. We were 1/2 an hour late for the table and when I rang to explain they couldn't have been more helpful. The place was packed, not a spare seat in the house. We sat upstairs on the mezzanine balcony with a great view of the bar, kitchen and downstairs. We had a meat platter to share as a starter, plenty for us and the olives were to die for. I had a turkey escalope and my mother, liver and onions. We were too full for dessert, both meals were excellent. Our server was fantastic, knowledgable and helpful without being over bearing. The bill was £60 with 2 drinks each. Good value for well cooked food, served efficiently in a wonderful restaurant. Would recommend and will definitely return.

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H
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2015
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We arranged to meet family here for a surprise birthday lunch for my dad, who had never been before. We all love the building and think the space has been used really well. The only very small complaint is some of the party had a drink already and others didn't but we had to wait about half an hour until we ordered the food to order drinks! We seemed to get forgotten about. Other than that, the staff were lovely, food was incredible and we had a lovely afternoon there! All of the party have said they would return!

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s
London
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

we visited as a couple for an early evening meal after work on Friday evening. There were quite a few other diners in situ and the atmosphere was friendly and relaxed. the service was efficient but not intrusive. as gold card members we received a little taster of soup while we perused the menu. the food was tasty and rustic. i had the cod fillet special and the fish was perfectly cooked. dessert was delish. all in all a lovely evening

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B
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The staff were very pleasant,helpful and knowledgeable. Service was prompt but not hurrird. The food looked good and was hot and tasty.
Environment / ambieance interesting and a little quirky.
A value for Monet meal experience,

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L
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and I went for a dinner and I have to say it was brilliant.
The food was amazing and for a busy Friday evening the service was quick and efficient.
Our waitress(Louise) was very friendly and put herself available for anything we wanted.
Cannot wait to go back again.

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